meI am proud to be a part of the coaching team here at CrossFit Woodstock. The positive changes I see everyday in our athletes are a real inspiration. We have an amazing community of people who encourage and support each other, work out hard, and time after time give it all they’ve got. It is very exciting and motivating to see. CrossFit is an effective tool to reach any fitness goal. After spending time in a globogym and getting nowhere, I was finally introduced to it by a competitive CrossFit athlete and, seeing what he was capable of, I joined up! Best. Decision. Ever. Now I get to help others improve their fitness and through that, the rest of their lives.

Qualifications: CrossFit Level 1 Certified, CrossFit Movement and Mobility Certified, Crossfit Olympic Lifting Certified, Certified Personal Trainer, Certified Nutritional Therapist

Favorite quote: “The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease.” – Thomas A. Edison



My foray into Crossfit isn’t the typical “love at first sight story” that most trainers will tell you about. At first I really didn’t like Crossfit AT ALL. Mostly because the workouts were much harder than what I was used to but in the beginning I just didn’t understand it.

I began my fitness journey as a freshman in high school. Good ol Body Development class. I was always an avid weight lifter, I fell in and out though during high school. After I had graduated I began making it a full part of my life. Lots of isolation weight lifting and some power lifting were my go to’s. After some time though, and being bored, I began incorporating a lot of cardio type workouts in with my training. Soon after that I was introduced to Crossfit. They were easily some of the most difficult workouts I had done in my life! It took some time and a whole lot of dedication but I began to really appreciate this style of working out. The constantly changing nature and intensity became something that I really looked forward to in my workouts and now definitely wouldn’t have it any other way. 

I enjoy training people with Crossfit because it is something new everyday. Watching people learn and grow with something like this is very rewarding in itself. When people hit PR’s and watching as everyone gets stronger and better is just a great thing to be part of.


unnamedBeing a coach allows me to share my passion about CrossFit!! We work side by side and all feel successful in some way, because we are in this together. As a coach, I want each person to feel and see changes that make them proud of themselves, every day.

Qualifications: • B. S. in Health & Physical Education 1990 • Certified Personal Trainer/Instructor since 1995 • CrossFit Level I Certified

Personal Achievements: • Cycled across USA, along the Oregon coast and around Lake Superior • Hiked the Appalachian and  Pacific Crest Trails • 1st Place 50K Trail Run• 2nd/3rd  Place 20K Trail Run • 2014 & 2015 Games Athelete

Favorite quote: “Don’t be upset with the results you didn’t get with the work you didn’t do.”


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Chrissy Sprague has been involved in Crossfit since 2010. She got certified as an Instructor 2014. She really likes working with new people and coaching fundamental movements. Chrissy is also the Gym Manager, so you will very often find her at the front desk.



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  1. Hi Chrissy, I wanted to let you know I will be canceling my membership. You said it would take a little time to cancel my credit card. Would you please let me know when my quit date is? Thank you , Patricia Hatcher

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